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Description

The Shakespeare Ugly Stik Big Water fly rods are tough rods at a great price. They feature a graphite inner core and an E-Glass outer layer, Shakespeare's exclusive quick-taper "Clear Tip" design, premium cork handles, Fuji graphite twist-lock design reel seats with cushion inserts, a hook keeper, two stripping guides and a manufacturer's five (5) year warranty.

We offer two models in 9' lengths for fly lines ranging from 8/9 to 10 weights. 

Specifications
Ugly Stik Big Water Fly Rod Specifications
ModelLengthLine Wt.PiecesHandle
BWF1100-
9089
9' 0"8/92A
BWF1100-
9010
9' 0"102A

Handle Styles
AUgly Stik Big Water Fly Rod Handle A

 

Reviews
Review Summary
4.4
( 31 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.96%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (13), Casual/ Recreational (3), Professional (2)
Pros
Durable (16)
Flexible (11)
Good Tip Action (11)
Accurate Casting (10)
Easy To Transport (9)
Cons
none (4)
Heavy (3)
None yet (3)
heavy (3)
Too heavy (2)
Best Uses
Large Fish (17)
River Fishing (16)
Fly Fishing (13)
Ocean Fishing (6)
handle any salmon easily (2)

ROD LOOKS GREAT
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
Avid Fisher
ROD LOOKS GREAT DIDNT GO FISHING YET GOING TO PULASKI NY AT END OF SEPT
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Best bang for the buck
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Buyer
south florida
About Me:
Not Specified
To start off very good value for the amount of money you're spending. Very stiff rod but the rod will take a beating. My current setup is the wright & mcgill 11-12 wt reel and with this rod very good.
Pros: None Specified
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Great Value- well made
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Reviewer
PA
About Me:
Not Specified
9ft 10W, perfect for Salmon on the river in NY. They are on the heavy side.. but so is a 25lb King Salmon!
Pros: durable
Cons: None yet
Best Uses: None Specified
ugly stick
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Buyer
rome new york
About Me:
Not Specified
i now own 2 of these rods...love them use for salmon fishing on the Pulaski river...
Pros: durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: handle any salmon easily
ugly stick fly rod
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
Not Specified
This is a heavy and very sturdy rod. Because of its weight it is difficult to cast one handed for long periods of time. I recommend a two handed technique to overcome this problem. Not a long distance performer due to its slow action. Overall a good value because of the low price.
Pros: Cost Effective, looks and feels durable.
Cons: Heavy, slow rod action
Best Uses: salt water, big fish
Excellent Rod For the Price
About Me:
none

Great fly rod at a good price.  This rod is a bit thicker than my redington crosswater 8 wt fly rod but I cant feel the difference between them regarding weight.  

Casting is also no worse with this rod than my Redington Croswater, action on either rod seems about the same.

I am currently using it with a Redington Surge 7/8/9 reel with WF8F fly line.

Pros: Cheap, Effective and its an Ugly Stik
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Best flyrod ever
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Reviewer
triple cities, NY
About Me:
none

For everyone that loves these flyrods.  Lets see if we can get Shakespear to make the Uglystik lite again. I've owned and worn out many of these flyrods. Broke a few too. Would absolutely tell you that there isn't another flyrod out there that will hold up as well to the punishment steelhead and salmon put on a rod. My favorite was the Uglystik Lite. Sure wish they would still make em.

Pros: Most durable of any priced rod
Cons: don't make my favorite anymore
Best Uses: any type fishin you would use a fly rod for
not sure about the rods yet, but i love this site
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Buyer
New Jersey
About Me:
none
The Shakespeare rods I'm sure will be fine. After all, they are ugly sticks, a name that's been around awhile. What I'm really impressed with is the ease of the site and the customer service. I will definitely shop here again.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Durable
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Reviewer
Idaho
About Me:
none

I am so glad to find a Fly rod that will last. I am tired of the fancy name brands that do not last. If you fly fish for big steelhead, and salmon. You must have one. Great price too!

 

Pros: Would not break on salmon
Cons: None yet
Best Uses: Big Fish
Perfect time for review request from Fish Usa
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Buyer
Salinas, Ca
About Me:
none

This was the perfect time for my review request from Fish Usa. I just caught a 38lb Striper on this pole  day before yesterday. It handled the fish like a dream. Has plenty of backbone for big fish. I like the action and length of a fly rod, but use it with very small conventional level wind reel loaded with 15lb test for live bait, instead of traditional fly rpd gear. A fly rod like this has the action and power I was looking for I can't seem to find without having a custom expensive pole made. If the guides were all like the first two stripping guides throughout, and the handle was 6 inches longer, it would be the perfect rod that I am looking for.

Pros: Great backbone and action at an excellent price
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Shakespeare Fly Rod
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Buyer
American River Ca.
About Me:
none

Rod is great like all Shakepeare big rod's. They need to make an have them in 3 to 4 piece breakdown.Used rod over the weekend an caught three salmon. It held up to it's name!!

Pros: Strong, Great price, An absolute bargain
Cons: Needs to be 3or4 piece
Best Uses: Salmon and other large fish
One Heavy Flyrod
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Buyer
Milwaukee WI
About Me:
none

As others have pointed out, this is a heavy flyrod. I actual purchased for my son-in law to use, since he regularly  breaks fishing rods.I wanted a heavy rod with a warranty and that's what I got. We use for Salmon fishing . He likes it, but too heavy for me to use after about a half hour..

Pros: cost, warranty, looks and feels durable.
Cons: heavy, heavy, heavy
Best Uses: Salmon and other large fish
Nothing Beats an Ugly Stik for Salmon in Pulaski, NY
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Buyer
Pond Eddy, NY
About Me:
none

I recently fished the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY with 3 different Big Water Ugly Stiks.  They all performed flawlessly even though they were literally bent in half while attempting to net these huge salmon by myself. 

There were others guys fishing nearby who had their $200 fly rods snapped in half and all my quide friend would say to them is don't waste your time with those expensive rods.  Get an Ugly Stik.

Pros: Would not break on salmon, Reliable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Big Fish
Great Product.
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Buyer
Red Bank, NJ
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Have landed 20 - 30 lbs. Salmon with this rod. Price is very good for the quality.
Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Large Fish, River Fishing
'Walk softly . . .'
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Buyer
Westfield, NY
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
A big stick with great action.
Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Ocean Fishing, Large Fish
great first fly rod
indiana/ michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
needs more graphite and less fiberglass to lighten it up. needs more length/ action/ weight options
Pros: Flexible, An absolute bargain, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Durable
Cons: Too heavy
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, River Fishing, Large Fish
Shakespeare Ugly Stick Big Water Fly Rod
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Buyer
Woodhaven Mi.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
One of the BEST rods I've ever used. It'll land the WHOPPERS!! NO PROBLEM!!!
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Big Fish Rod, Easy To Transport, Durable, Flexible, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Ocean Fishing, Large Fish, Fly Fishing
8/9 wt Shakespeare ugly stik big Water
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Buyer
Muskegon,mi
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I haven't had a chance to try yet but I plan on using it for salmon,steelhead and pike I own a few ugly stik casting and spinning rod's and they never let me down. Very affordable for the price and rod's you can count on to bring the big one in.I'll give it a four star rating on good faith for the product in general.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Fly Fishing, Large Fish
Not really that UGLY!
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Buyer
Northeast PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I used my friend's Ugly Stik for first time fishing salmon and immediately bought my own.
Pros: Reliable, Sensitive
Cons: None yet
Best Uses: Large Fish
Great rod for Salmon
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Buyer
Reading PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Just got back from fishing the Salmon river in NY, This rod handled 25 pound salmon no problem. Great rod for the price you can no go wrong with this rod.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Fly Fishing, Large Fish
Good rod for the $
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Buyer
Plum PA
About Me:
Professional
I use this rod for salmon fishing and wind mono on a fly reel for short drifts. This rod is pretty much unbreakable and worth the money. It will handle large fish and a heavy line with no problem. I worried more about the hook being ripped out of the fish's mouth than breaking the rod while catching salmon. This rod does feel a bit heavy towards the handle after casting for long periods of time compared to other fly rods.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Durable, Easy To Transport
Cons: Too Stiff, Too heavy
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing, Fly Fishing
ugly stick poles can't do no wrong
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Buyer
Inchelium WA.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
this pole is perfect for fly fishing, trolling flies, and with a sensitive tip it is perfect for still fishing.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Durable, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish, Ocean Fishing, River Fishing, Large Fish, Fly Fishing
Do You Want To Catch Fish?
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Reviewer
Western Maryland
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
You can spend big bucks buying top name fly rods but this rod will do the same thing for a lot less money. If you would by chance break this rod(which I doubt) your not going to suffer a great loss,except loosing a good rod. With good line it has a very sensitive touch, good action and durable. What can I say, It catches Fish!!! A Happy Owner who is planning to buying a second rod, you can't go wrong!
Pros: Durable, Cost Effective, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish, Fly Fishing
10 wt. ugly stick flyrod
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Buyer
tacoma,wa.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I live in Washington state,,and like to fly fish for steelhead and salmon..the fish may run from 5lbs to 40lbs..This rod can handle anything you catch..few rods at any price can turn a 20lbs plus salmon in a river without worring about it breaking,,,,happy camper!!
Pros: Accurate Casting, Flexible, Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Large Fish, River Fishing, Ocean Fishing
Good Value - Big Fish Rod
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Buyer
Ohio
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Just what I was looking for I needed a strong rod for Michigan Salmon. Can't wait to try it out next fall.
Pros: Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish, Salmon Fishing, Fly Fishing
This rod can not disappoint you.
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Reviewer
Corning,N.Y.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have fished with these rods around and in Lake Ontario for over 15 years. I've given away 3 to nephews. I will loan them to anyone because I have seen the abuse they will take. If you break one of these rods,(8-12#wt.) you will be embarrassed to tell anyone how you did it, because they won't break with a fish on up to thirty pounds! Perfect rod for any child or first time Salmon or Steelhead fisherman.
Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, River Fishing, Ocean Fishing, Large Fish
Great rod for Salmon in the Salmon river
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Buyer
Fairfield, CT
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Good strong rod for use in the Salmon river of NY ( Pulaski) for large ( 20 to 25 lbs) salmon. Used with fly reel and mono line.
Pros: Would not break on salmon, Durable, Strong, Great price, Easy To Transport
Cons: Heavy
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
ugly fly rod
hastings pa
About Me:
Casual Fisher
used rod on salmon river,good solid rod,bulletproof.but a little heavy for casting all day ,and too long to transport easy.
Pros: Durable, Accurate Casting
Cons: Hard To Transport, Needs to be 3or4 piece, Heavy
Best Uses: Large Fish
Very nice rod!!
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Buyer
mid michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
will do whatever you want with big fish(salmon) ect own a 6\7 weight and love the feel of these. They are great!! Don't let anyone tell you different.
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Durable, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, River Fishing
Ugly Stik Big Water 8/9 Weight Fly Rod
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Buyer
Twinsburg, OH
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Nicely fitted out for the price. Good quality cork, nice fighting butt, beautiful finish. This is my second Ugly Stik fly rod. I also have the 6/7 weight. I like the up locking reel seat on the Big Water rods better than the down locking seat on the 6/7 weight rod. Shakespeare really needs to make these in four pieces for the traveling fly fisher.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Large Fish, Fly Fishing, River Fishing
best for my type of fishing......
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Buyer
elmira, ny
About Me:
Professional
not as heavy as some say, if you want to put the fish on the bank this is the rod.. 8/9 wt. for kings and no probs no matter how fresh.
Pros: will not break., Durable, Good Tip Action, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: handle any salmon easily, Large Fish, River Fishing
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